Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to Kappy)
Hi, thanks for replying.
I really don't NEED Lion, as you say, but from what I've been told, I can't switch to iCloud with Snow Leopard.
If that's not the case, and I can use iCloud with SL, then I'll just leave it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to Kaijuman)
First, to upgrade to Lion:
Lion System Requirements
- Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
- 2GB of memory
- OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
- 7GB of available space
- Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.
Personally, I would recommend putting more than 2 GBs of RAM in the computer if that's possible. Your model was certified for 4 GBs at its release, but is capable of handling 6 GBs of RAM.
You are correct that you need Lion in order to have iCloud.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to Kappy)
Thanks very much.
I'm going to have to up my memory to 2g's then.
I'm still a little confused as to what's going to happen with my mail if I don't upgrade and start using iCloud.
(my email is still .me)
Thanks very much for taking the time to give me the information.
This definitely confirms a few things I needed to know.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 3:35 PM (in response to Kaijuman)
iCloud is not required to get your mail. Your mail account will remain intact after June. Were you running Snow Leopard you simply could not use any other features of iCloud. See the following:
Basic Information About Moving From MobileMe to iCloud
In my opinion if you are going to take the trouble of upgrading memory, I would put at least 4 GBs in the computer. Visit OWC and DataMem to get pricing for your model. You'll find that putting in 4 GBs isn't that expensive versus putting in 2 GBs.
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